Over my lifetime (36 years now), I’ve spent many Valentine’s Days as a single lady. As a child, my mom always acted as Cupid to leave treats for my brothers and I. Then in my early adult years, I spent most of my Valentine’s Days with my other single friends. I’ve been married now for almost 5 years and I’m here to tell you ladies…being married doesn’t mean you’ll always have romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations! I’m not complaining – even the thought of getting dressed up for a fancy dinner exhausts me – but don’t think you’re missing out on something special if you’re still single. In fact, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate February 14th even if you don’t have a significant other. As you know, I love any reason to throw a party so I’m excited to introduce you to our latest printable party set – Anti-Valentine’s Day Party!
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party:
Let me start by saying I have nothing against Valentine’s Day. I’ll never turn down a heart-shaped box of chocolates; however, celebrating how your love life can sometimes suck is a totally fun alternative to traditional Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Gather your best single friends for a night filled with chocolate desserts, broken heart cookies, and hilarious stories of bad dates from your past. We all have them, don’t we?
For this printable party design, I wanted something with both a gothic and glam feel. I love working with Wendy’s Printable Party because she totally understands my vision and she amazes me with the final products! For this party, I went on the darker side with deep reds, black and a slightly gothic style.
For foods, I went with all sweets because Valentine’s Day is heavy on candy and chocolate! I used this rolled sugar cookie recipe to make heart-shaped cookies and then I used a knife to turn them into broken hearts. You could top them with royal icing or cheat (like I did here) with a jar of frosting.
For the cupcakes, I chose red velvet and I topped them with chocolate fudge frosting. I served them in both cupcake wrappers and mini appetizer dishes.
For a cute added touch, I wrapped our bottles in paper corsets. I love the way that they turned out! These would be perfect for a bachelorette party as well!
For decorating, I used pieces I had around the house like black and silver candle sticks, empty bird cages (with the added No Love Birds Allowed signs), sparkly red material for a table cloth, glittering black wrapping paper for the background, black chargers to hold the food and the Love Bites banner with red ribbon.
This printable party set is now available in our Etsy shop! Simply print, cut out the pieces and personalize them for your own party.
What will you be doing this Valentine’s Day? I think I’ll be at home watching movies while eating chocolate!
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